Welcome to the home page of Barrett Steam models.

We are a  family run business dedicated to the production of

Gauge 1 live steam models and accessories.  We design and manufacture on site  highly detailed metal model steam locomotives, with all our main materials purchased in the Midlands, UK. All machining is done for our kits.

You will receive a detailed kit of parts covering loco engine and tender, with a comprehensive instruction book and help over the phone or email, if required. Because they are our designs you will receive the most upto date help with replacement parts were needed.

You will need screw drivers, spanners, pliers, clamps, silver solder and paint. Each kit comes with a list of suggested equipment.

To gain hands on experience in soldering and metal forming come to one of our workshop days, see our News page for dates.

Our Gauge 1 Locomotive kits are usually produced in batches over twelve months and delivered in 4  to 5 packs.  A deposit will secure your kit at today's prices, interest free monthly payments are requested over the 12 months.


In stock we have a small number of kits from previous batches which are now complete. See the locomotive kits page for what is available.  These can be split and paid for, over 4 to 12 months.

Coach kits Coaches Tender kits Starter kits Locomotive kits


Station Fittings Station fittings

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2020 sees our family celebrating 40 years in business building live steam locomotives and Gauge 1 accessories.To celebrate we are organising a fun weekend on the 13th & 14th June 2020 at Chasewater Railway, we are taking our portable track and have plenty of space for those who wish to run their locos or display their Barrett Loco.

We will also be taking the track to Kidderminster at Severn Valley Railway on the 25th & 26th of July 2020.

News 19 march 2020

With the covid-19 out break the exhibitions we usually attend have been cancelled for April. All our kits can be ordered direct from us by email or phone and  delivered direct to your door.

Locomotive Model Engineers

Have the design for your own loco, wish to scratch build but would like cast detail parts. Then check out our Model engineers catelogues, listing all the available castings, etchings and lasers we do for Tenders and Locomotives.


Model Engineers


NEW 2020